Many content based retrieval systems have been proposed to manage and retrieve images on the basis of their content. In this paper we proposed Color Histogram, Discrete Wavelet Transform and Complex Wavelet Transform techniques for efficient image retrieval from huge database. Color Histogram technique is based on exact matching of histogram of query image and database. Discrete Wavelet transform technique retrieves images based on computation of wavelet coefficients of subbands. Complex Wavelet Transform technique includes computation of real and imaginary part to extract the details from texture. The proposed method is tested on COREL1000 database and retrieval results have demonstrated a significant improvement in precision and recall.